Queen Elizabeth II death: Prince Harry’s tell-all book on the Royal Family should not be published, royal expert says
Royal expert and historian Rafe Heydel-Mankoo says the Royal Family threw down a “velvet glove” for the Sussexes to get him back, but says it remains to be seen whether Harry and Meghan will pick it up.
Asked if Harry’s book was still on the cards, Rafe Heydel-Mankoo told GB News: “Officially, yes, and that’s what a lot of us are waiting to see because we’ve had two olive branches now extended by the royal family to the Sussexes.
“First with Her Majesty’s warm message in her maiden speech, when he checked Harry and Meghan’s names, saying they were dearly loved.
“And then secondly, when we had the Prince of Wales, inviting his brother and his wife to come and inspect the flowers together at Windsor Castle, then the velvet glove was down.”
“It remains to be seen if Harry will accept it…”
He added: “We know Megan has put her Spotify podcast on hiatus, but the most important thing I think, especially right now, is the atmosphere we have right now.
“Going ahead with publication is the key issue and we understand that Prince William is very nervous, very concerned about what might be said in this book which is due out for Christmas.
“And that’s why he kept his brother at arm’s length – maybe the term arm’s length isn’t quite the right term, but he’s certainly very nervous about it. involving Prince Harry in something too close to the royal family.
“We know the Duke of Sussex is in fine form about this, as he has been invited to events before, including an audience with the Queen.
“A lot of this has been leaked to the media or given interviews directly about it.
“Obviously we know that this book will have to be rewritten somewhat because of recent events, but I think it will go a long way to closing that loophole if it is shelved permanently.”
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